Thursday, March 30, 2006

Campaign to defend the life and safety of Marywan Halabjaye

please sign the petition by clicking on to this link in support of a Kurdish secular pro women writer:

http://www.petitiononline.com/01021970/petition.html

To: Kurdish Authorities

Campaign to defend the life and safety of Marywan Halabjaye

Defend this secular writer against the threats of Islamists in Iraqi Kurdistan! Marywan Halabjaye is secular Kurdish write who recently published a Book entitled “Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam”. In this book he discussed the status of women in Islam and according to the text of the Quran. The book has received an overwhelming response from the secular, progressive masses of Kurdistan. Three of Kurdistan’s Islamic parties, the United Islamic Party, the Islamic League and the Islamic Movement, have started to threaten Marywan Halabjaye and mobilise the Kurdish media against him and his book. They have filed a complaint against the writer in a Sulaymania court and are using mosques in many towns and villages to provoke people against him. This is part of the ongoing drive of political Islam to attack Freedom of expression across the world and silence the voices of those who are critical of the treatment of women in Islam. It is our task to defend the right of secular, progressive and enlightened writers and thinkers to express their ideas and thoughts without fear or intimidation. We the undersigned condemn the reactionary attack on Marywan Halabjaee and secularism in Kurdistan and argue strongly for the Kurdish authorities to:

- Provide unconditional protection for Marywan and his family, who are now in hiding. - Guarantee protection of freedom of thought, expression and Association in Kurdistan.

Houzan Mahmoud Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq - UK Branch 09/02/2006

Sincerely,
The Undersigned

3 Comments:

At 08:43, Blogger Charles Chapman said...

Just wanted to let you know that Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam is now available online. A dedicated website has been created to facilitate Internet distribution of the book: Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam.

My recent article discussing this development is: Iraqi-Kurdistan: Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam published on the Internet.

 
At 11:37, Blogger Charles Chapman said...

There is a Stuck Mojo "Open Season" remix you might be interested in: Stuck Mojo Open Season (Sex, Sharia Remix) Music Video, the first music video to include the entire contents of an Islamically suppressed book.

Stuck Mojo Open Season (Sex, Sharia Remix)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BFmdIZqbtZo

Remix and extended version of the music video for the Stuck Mojo song "Open Season," dedicated to Mariwan Halabjaee,* "the Salman Rushdie of Iraqi-Kurdistan." Mr. Halabjaee is the author of the book "Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam." He was forced to flee Iraqi-Kurdistan and obtain political asylum in Norway because the Islamic League of Kurdistan issued a fatwa to kill him, and the Kurdistan Regional Government refused to offer him protection or to arrest those who threatened his life.

For more information, see:
Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam
http://charlesrcblog.googlepages.com/home

* Mariwan Halabjaee (sp. Marywan / Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye, Halabjayi)

 
At 01:31, Blogger Charles Chapman said...

There is a new "Sex, Sharia remix" music video. The book "Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam" has now been published as a remix and extended Alice Cooper music video:

Alice Cooper - Only Women Bleed (Sex, Sharia remix) music video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZSPnJ-FXTmg

Mariwan Halabjaee,* "the Salman Rushdie of Iraqi-Kurdistan," is the author of the book "Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam." He was forced to flee Iraqi-Kurdistan and obtain political asylum in Norway because the Islamic League of Kurdistan issued a fatwa to kill him.

Book - Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam
http://charlesrcblog.googlepages.com/home

Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam published on the Internet
http://theisoughtproblem.blogspot.com/2006/04/iraqi-kurdistan-sex-sharia-and-women.html

* Mariwan Halabjaee (sp. Marywan / Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye,
Halabjayi)

 

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